I just completed Color Weaving I, and it is currently getting its first wash. I am looking forward to seeing how it crinkles up!
I decided to go with an all over “robot boxes” quilting pattern. I think it works pretty well with the quilt design, and I am hoping that I will work on my piecing precision enough to get to do some fun straight line stitching on another iteration of this quilt!
It is a beautiful day here; I should probably walk this quilt down to the park and take some photos of it in an outdoor setting. I think that getting nice photographs of my quilts will be a new challenge for me as I continue to grow as a quilter and blogger.
There are a few things I learned along the way while piecing this top that I have applied to the second quilt top and benefited from:
- I pieced the quilt in width-wise strips. I did not have issues with the longer blocks (the top, middle, and bottom stripes), but for the smaller strips I struggled with alignment. I found that as I laid out the 2nd quilt top I made sure that each strip’s seams matched up with the strip above and below it and ripped seams to fix areas that were a bit wonky or too big / too small and was much happier.
- If at all possible, try to do a group of strips at one time. Once I got into a rhythm it was easy to sew consistent seams. When I took a break and came back to work, I lost a bit of consistency and needed to rip more seams to fix.
It feels good to have another project complete. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!